Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Poti And Peanuts

Among the many things you may not know about new Caps blueliner Tom Poti, likely most surprising are his severe food allergies.

How severe?

"Wherever he goes Poti carries a lifesaving shot of adrenalin, called epinephrine, to open his airways[,]" and he's had to use it three times to save his life.

A 6-3, 210-pound NHL defenseman with the 14th-highest blocked shot total in the League last year could literally be killed by Reese's Pieces. Crazy.

UPDATE: It turns out Poti isn't the only one in the organization with a severe nut allergy.

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